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It’s good to talk: Is ‘pink and fluffy’ the way forward for football policing in Yorkshire?

The scene at The Queen pub in Bradford city centre two hours before Bradford City played Oldham Athletic on April 5, 2014, would have been a familiar one to the police officers who regularly keep the peace at local football matches.

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Simon Brown with Air Vice-Marshal Christina Elliot and Stephen Rigley, Deputy Editor of the Sunday Express.

Morley Iraq War veteran Simon Brown wins prestigious national award

Morley’s Iraq War veteran, who was blinded in conflict, has won the Sunday Express ‘People’s Choice’ award at the seventh annual Soldiering On Awards.

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M1 lane closed after smash

M1 lane closed after smash

A lane has closed on the M1 near Wakefield following a crash this afternoon.

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White Rose Shopping Centre celebrates 20 years with birthday bonanza

White Rose Shopping Centre celebrates 20 years with birthday bonanza

The White Rose Shopping Centre celebrated its 20th birthday with a bang at the weekend with plenty of special entertainment, offers, bloggers’ fashion inspiration, and surprise treats for shoppers.

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The good old 'round pound' is set to vanish from our change as the new 12-sided, criminal-unfriendly version replaces it. However, it could be weeks before one of the new, bi-metallic versions shows up in your pocket.

New £1 coin with ‘hidden’ security feature rolled out across Yorkshire today

The new 12-sided £1 coin is being rolled out across Yorkshire today in a bid to curb the rise of counterfeits.

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The Leeds United championship side of 1992.
Back row, from the left, Jon Newsome, Chris Fairclough, Mel Sterland, Gordon Strachan, Gary McAllister, David Batty, Gary Speed, Lee Chapman, Eric Cantona.
Front row from the left, Chris White, Rod Wallace, Tony Dorigo and Steve Hodge.

Sgt Wilko’s barmy army! Fans will have winning feeling when Leeds United film hits the screens

A new documentary film is set to tell the story of Leeds United’s magnificent march from the depths of the old Second Division to the top of English football under manager Howard Wilkinson.

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Tesco fined £129m but avoids prosecution over accounting scandal

Tesco fined £129m but avoids prosecution over accounting scandal

Tesco has been hit with a £129 million fine from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), but has escaped prosecution over its accounting scandal.

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POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

With Theresa May due to trigger Article 50 and formally commence Brexit negotiations tomorrow, take part in our online poll and let us know how you would vote in an EU referendum nine months on.

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Stanley Road, Wakefield (Google Maps)

Seventeen weeks of delays predicted due to city centre roadworks

Motorists and bus passengers are being warned of potntially 17 weeks of delays near Wakefield city centre as major gas repair works get underway.

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West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, right, is seeking more Independent Custody Visitors.

Video: Could you be the right person to help monitor cells at West Yorkshire's police stations?

West Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner is looking for volunteers to help monitor the conditions under which suspects are detained.
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Yorkshires Jack Brooks is likely to be out of action for between four and six weeks after picking up a calf injury in the pre-season trip to Dubai (Picture: Dave Williams).

Yorkshire could lose Jack Brooks for up to eight matches

YORKSHIRE’s leading strike bowler Jack Brooks faces up to six weeks on the sidelines.

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Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham

Huge Yorkshire stately home that inspired Jane Austen is saved ‘against all odds’

A FIVE-YEAR bid to raise the funds to purchase and restore what is believed to be the largest house in Britain has paid off in South Yorkshire.

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Police are searching for 49-year-old Ruzhdi Smagli.

Police issue urgent appeal after man goes missing in Leeds

An urgent appeal has been issued by police searching for a man last seen getting out of a taxi in Leeds.
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WWE Live coming to Sheffield Arena on Thursday, May 11, from 7.30pm.

WIN: WWE LIVE Sheffield Arena wresting tickets and goody bags

WWE wrestling superstars will battle in an action packed live show at Sheffield Arena and to celebrating we have tickets and merchandise to be won.
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Yorkshire CCC chairman Steve Denison (left), pictured with his predecessor Colin Graves at the club's AGM in 2015.
 Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Yorkshire CCC confident of easing their debt in next 10 years

YORKSHIRE believe they could clear their crippling debts within 10 years.

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Traffic queueing on the M62 between Tingley and Gildersome.

This week’s roadworks on Yorkshire’s motorways and A roads

Here are the planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber from today (Monday) to Sunday.

Transport

The new quid on the block... our new £1 coin set to edge out old round pound this week

A new 12-sided £1 coin enters circulation on Tuesday, as it starts to edge out the old “round pound” after more than 30 years.

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Oliver, 8, and Freya, 3, Hardisty, have fun in the sun on the South Shore beach at Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Yorkshire weather: Cloudy skies bring an end to our all-too-brief sunny spell

THE gloriously sunny weekend weather is expected to make way for chillier, cloudy skies this week as a more unsettled period comes in from the Atantic.

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The male tourist dances in comic fashion before a Scots guardsmen makes him think again. (Photo: lokirna md45/YouTube)

VIDEO: ‘Get yersel’ away!’ Queen’s guard soldier yells at dancing tourist outside St James’s Palace

A video showing a Queen’s guard soldier yelling in a broad Scots dialect at a dancing tourist outside London’s St James’s Palace has proved to be a big hit online.

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